The Wine: Give This Bottle a Purpose 2021
Everything is Okay Give This Bottle a Purpose is a skin-contact natural wine (orange wine) made from organically farmed Muscat grapes grown in Lodi, California. Maceration with the skins for about 10 days with heavy punch-downs. The barrels were topped with wine made from Terra Alta vineyard Albariño grapes. Rich and floral orange wine.
The Producer: Everything is Okay
Everything is Okay is the project of winemaker Booker Riley. Booker shares a facility located in Richmond, California, with some other winemakers. You might be familiar with some of them, they are all featured on Primal Wine – Gearhead Wines, and Purity Wine. Everything is Okay is all about making zero zero (low-intervention) wine from organic grapes. Booker describes his work at the Richmond collective with these words:
"California has huge potential. We work on vineyards ourselves and have a lot of principles when choosing who to work with, but there are many sites where the people know the land better than we ever could. They need to be rewarded with consistent buyers who treat their fruit with care and let it shine. The Richmond collective is building an ecosystem of farms, wines, and customers that can support these people doing right by their farms."
The Region: Mendocino County